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"To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so .... --Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

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Rule, ruler, ruling usually refers to standards for activities. They may refer to:

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Human activity

  • Moral, a rule or element of a moral code for guiding choices in human behavior
  • Norm (philosophy), a kind of sentence or a reason to act, feel or believe
  • Rule of thumb, a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation
  • Unspoken rule, an assumed rule of human behavior that is not voiced or written down

Science

  • Norm (sociology), a term in sociology describing explicit or implicit rules used within society or by a group (i.e. social norms)

Law and government

  • Monastic rule, a collection of precepts that guides the life of monks or nuns in a religious order
  • Rule of law, a government that is not ruled by a person but by laws, as in a constitutional republic; no one person can rule and even top government officials are ruled by the law
  • Ruler, see monarch, the person who rules a country

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